Pros

  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Speedy

Cons

  • Lacks extras

At A Glance

This inexpensive 500GB model is fast and comes loaded with the free Google Desktop software.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD5000KS
Inventory Number 25653
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
Included Software
Included Software Google Desktop tools
General
Buffer Size 16.0 MB

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Performance
Test Version 2.0
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 462.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 514.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 56.17
Internal Write - Large File 106.54
Internal Read - WinZip 350.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 141.57
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 161.0